GAME LAUNCH Lotto Boxes opens for business – 10/9/16
Lotto Boxes opens for business
By Timothy Loew, executive director, MassDiGI
Lotto Boxes, a free, fun and fast-moving mobile game now available for iOS and Android devices, lets players tap to open boxes, sort them and collect Golden Tickets – while hidden amid all the action is a secret.
The experimental game, underwritten by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, was created by a team led by MassDiGI in collaboration with MassDIGI SIP alumni, Becker College students and alumni as well as Petricore Games. The Lotto Boxes effort, which began this past spring, is directed primarily at young people (7th through 10th grades) and focused on messages and feelings around the issues of income inequality, economic insecurity and the wealth gap.
Over the coming months, the Lotto Boxes team will be focused on distribution, the development of teaching materials and raising additional resources to update and expand the game.